With five lounges & bars and another five restaurants to choose from it’s not easy to decide where to dine at andaz Liverpool Street. Choices include a seafood restaurant, a brasserie, Japanese cuisine as well as British fine dining.
The New Year’s resolutions to more healthy food in 2012 are still fresh in mind and so I decided to have lunch at Catch, specializing in sustainable seafood and fish.
Following a recommendation by the maitre d’ I startered with the aubergine filled heirloom tomato on rosary goat’s cheese served on an olive base, an equally delightful and beautiful little dish.
As I am big fan of sea bass (the only fish I would attempt to prepare myself) I continued with the line caught wild cornish sea bass that came with a fabulously crispy skin and was served with a mussel fritter, samphire risotto and topped with a rope grown mussel fritter.
I was impressed by Head Chef Martin Scholz’s contemporary approach to seafood but as always, a meal’s highlight to me is the dessert. In this case I had no choice but to go for my all time favorite: crème brulée.
At Catch it’s prepared with Bailey’s and served with roasted apples and although I am a traditionalist when it comes to crème brulée (no creative alterations please!) this one was nearly perfect, scoring a 9/10 on my internal crème brulée rating – compliment!
All in all a fabulous business lunch but I can see this restaurant equally fit for a romantic dinner or meal with friends. Catch definitely got me hooked.
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